OYO, a hotel room aggregator giant in Asia, has stated that IndiGo's former president will now oversee and scale OTO's business within South Asia. This includes the countries India, Nepal, and the other upcoming markets in the region.
SoftBank Group-backed hospitality chain OYO has named seasoned aviation executive Aditya Ghosh as its chief executive for India and South Asia, marking a rare instance of an Indian startup unicorn bringing in a high-profile professional at its helm.
It, however, also specified that Ghosh, who stepped down as the president of budget airline IndiGo in July earlier this year, will not be looking at the company’s fast-growing South-East Asia business, which includes, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Ghosh will report to Agarwal, who founded the company as an 18-year-old, and will now assume the position of Group Chief Executive of OYO Hotels and Homes, the company-issued statement said.
“With Aditya taking on this mantle for one of our home markets, India and the broader South Asia region, we are confident that he will be able to help OYO Hotels set new benchmarks in the hospitality industry, and nurture a high performing workforce,” Agarwal said in the official press release.
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